Uma warns of consequences if Togadia arrested

BJP leader Uma Bharti warned Friday arresting Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia for an alleged hate speech "will not yield good results".

"Offence has been registered against Togadia to please Muslims angered by the arrest of MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. If he is arrested, the results will not be good," she told the media here.

Bharti was in the city to deliver a lecture on 'Ganga purification'.

Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari was also present at the lecture organised on the occasion of death anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Bharti said Ram temple was always an issue for BJP. "It is an issue of the entire Hindu community. It is about identity and faith of Hindus. BJP has fought many elections on the plank of development. The sants at Kumbh have discussed the issue. Some Muslim organisations are supporting temple, but Congress is politicising the issue by using extremist Muslims," she said.

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